WMU News

Community-wide Study Abroad Fair at WMU

Feb. 8, 2001

KALAMAZOO -- WMU will hold its first Study Abroad Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, in the Bernhard Center's North Ballroom.

The Office of Study Abroad is sponsoring the fair and plans to make it a twice-a-year event. All WMU students, faculty and staff are invited to attend, as well as high school students, parents and anyone else who is interested in learning more about study abroad.

For students wondering what it would be like to relax in a Parisian cafe reading Sartre, learn Xhosa and Zulu from native South African speakers, or study ecology while exploring a Costa Rican rainforest, the Study Abroad Fair will provide an opportunity to find out.

Information booths will provide details about each of the programs WMU sponsors. In addition, representatives will be on hand from the following other major study abroad providers: AustraLearn, American Intercontinental University, Beaver College, the Japan Center for Michigan Universities, Butler University, International Studies Abroad, Academic Programs International, InterStudy, Boston University, Lansing Community College, Denmark's International Study Programs, the Council on International Educational Exchange, the Institute for the International Education of Students and Midwest Consortium on Study Abroad-American Heritage Association.

WMU currently offers a wealth of international study options through University-sponsored and partnership programs around the world. During the 1999-2000 academic year, students from the University were studying in 31 countries on six continents in fields as diverse as language, engineering, business, political science, literature, communication and education.

For more information about those opportunities or the upcoming fair, contact Kim Peters in the Office of Study Abroad at (616) 387-5890 or <k.peters@wmich.edu>.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, 616 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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